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Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole

U.S. Congressperson from United Kingdom

Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Piʻikoi (1871–1922) was a prince of the reigning House of Kalākaua when the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi was overthrown by international businessmen in 1893. He later went on to become a politician in the Territory of Hawaii as delegate to the United States Congress, and as such is the first native Hawaiian and only person ever elected to that body who was born a royal. Kalanianaʻole was born March 26, 1871 in Kōloa on the island of Kauaʻi. Like many aliʻi (Hawaiian nobility) his genealogy was complex, but he was an heir of Kaumualiʻi, the last ruling chief of Kauaʻi. His was named after his grandfather Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole a High Chief of Hilo, and his paternal grandfather Jonah Piʻikoi High Chief of Kauaʻi. Like many Hawaiian nobles in the nineteenth-century he attended the exclusive private Royal School and Punahou School in Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. In the 1870s, a French school teacher at St. Alban's College, now ʻIolani School, commented on how young Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole's eyes twinkled merrily and how he kept a perpetual smile. "He is so cute, just like the pictures of the little cupid," teacher Pierre Jones said. The nickname, "Prince  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Prince Kuhio,Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole
Date of birth
1871-03-26
Place of birth
Koloa
Nationality
United Kingdom
Parents
Victoria Kinoiki Kekaulike, David Kawānanakoa, David Piikoi, Kalākaua, Kapiolani
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Kahanu Kalaniana'ole
Children
David Kawānanakoa
Siblings
David Kawānanakoa

Education

Institution From To
Punahou School

Death

Date of death
1922-01-07
Place of death
Waikīkī
Place of burial
Royal Mausoleum of Hawaii

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